Fascinating photos show hundreds of turkeys being auctioned at Christmas poultry sale in York

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It's one of the busiest days of the year at York Auction Mart.

Today the livestock market held their annual Christmas poultry sale, which featured more than 800 birds - including turkeys, geese, ducks, chicken, and game.

Bids are taken on each bird at the traditional sale

Bids are taken on each bird at the traditional sale

Each specimen is weighed and labelled before bids are taken in the show ring.

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The meat comes from farms across Yorkshire and further afield.

Prizes are even given our for the best-dressed turkey and the most long-legged bird.

The poultry sale at York Auction Mart

The poultry sale at York Auction Mart

Birds are checked ready for sale

Birds are checked ready for sale

Around 800 birds are sold each year

Around 800 birds are sold each year

Geese, turkeys, chickens and ducks are all auctioned off

Geese, turkeys, chickens and ducks are all auctioned off